Day 68: Here I Am… Trying to Become Stronger



The scale is not my friend. Maybe it’s the Frites and Stroopwaffels and Licorice that aren’t my friends either!

So today I made new friends again. My old friends. Kettle and Bell. I sure hope they help me to become stronger  (who am I kidding) skinnier!  Not that I’ll ever be skinny skinny. But losing a layer wouldn’t be such a bad thing! Although they say it gets quite cold here, starting very soon..I’d much rather add a scarf layer or a sweater layer than the one layer around my middle. 

I just have to keep focused – sounds easy, but in fact I lose focus daily and say to myself I’ll start again on Monday. There’s always another Monday just around the weekend. Well, today marked a new month, a new season and a new Monday. So Here I Am, trying again.

What do you want to improve? Try? Change?  C’mon I’ll help you – we can work together to become stronger, more focused, more you name it.  Now, that I’ve said it out loud, I’ve got to make it stick. Thanks for your moral support. Your turn…




10 thoughts on “Day 68: Here I Am… Trying to Become Stronger

  1. you’re already incredibly strong and beautiful Adriana… if you really enkoy the stroopwaffels, enjoy them… it’s all ebb and flow. you wont have them back in CA.

    • I think I ebbed and flowed a little too much – I agree with you, though. I don’t want to give it all up and go on the ugly four letter word – but I do want to practice a little more discipline – maybe with smaller portions, or less portions as often perhaps? balance – it’s a good thing. 😉 and thank you for the sweet compliment. xo

  2. I’ll help keep you honest if you do the same. Its just soooo much easier to eat that chocolate and/or put your feet up and watch TV. That said, I’d love to feel healthier. So, grabbing carrots (instead of chocolate) right now while eating your blog. Let’s help keep each other on the right path (with some stroopwaffels thrown in because a life without them is just no fun).

    • Oh, perfect!! That’s exactly what I need. I feel like I just joined Weight Watchers – but through friends – even better! Once I say it out loud, or write it down, or pay for it, I usually find the strength to follow through – at least for awhile! And carrots do taste really sweet. I usually find I’m eating out of boredom, especially at night – or I eat to stay awake. So noshing on carrots when I’m bored – good plan. Thanks for that idea. And having a stroopwaffel when I really want/need one – good to stop and think before digging in to one, or two or three! There’s that portion control thing again -it’s not what you eat, but how much of it you consume, right? We can do it! Oh, and I hear blogs have no calories – so keep eating! 😉 xo

  3. I’m very familiar with your friends kettle & bell…..and my muscles like them a lot! I have to say, it’s probably easier to do a routine in a class, but knowing you, you’ll find a way to make friends while working out!! You can do it!!

    • I love how committed you were/are to bootcamp and how you were enjoying the results. Right now I’m playing tennis with friends, but the weights thing I’m doing on my own. I might be inspired to join a class or gym, especially when the weather gets wetter, but I prefer to be outdoors. Definitely want to find a place to do yoga again too. You go girl!

  4. I know you. Once you put your mind to do something, you’ll do it (with style!). I’ve often heard it said that if you eat and exercise with the goal of staying healthy–then the pounds will come off anyway. Otherwise it feels like punishment. I have to say, I have the same goal as you. I’ve joined Jenny G.’s bootcamp class, and I’m trying to eat better. Let’s support each other. You can do it!

    • That’s great, Kris! Jenny sure seemed to love bootcamp, and Marcia takes a bootcamp class too. I like how they make you work harder than you’d typically push yourself on your own. I’ll have to try one – I’ve only had Tricia be my personal trainer and she was good! And I agree to make it a lifestyle and to want to be healthy – not the four letter word version – so here we go! I skipped having wine and sweets and don’t feel so bad! Everything in moderation, right? Friday – that’s when I’ll enjoy the sweeter things again – be good all week and enjoy a bit on the weekend. At least, that’s my plan for this week.

  5. I know you can do it Adriana!!!!! It is a struggle for me, also. I always look for the. “tomorrow. excuse. Thankfully I am healthy and always trying to lose a few pounds. It is always good to be aware of good eating habits and exercising. I still walk on a daily basis, and excercise whenever I can. We will keep eachother posted! Good luck, honey!!

Connect and share...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s